Tea has a lot of great health benefits. The Tea Association of the USA states tea is the most widely consumed beverage next to water and can be found in 80% of households. Why is tea so popular? There are many health benefits of drinking tea.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Health benefits of drinking tea
Why is Yogi Tea the most amazing tea?
Sun Tea Recipe
My favorite Yogi Teas
HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRINKING TEA
Tea is a very healthy drink with so many health benefits for our body. Tea is one of the most enjoyable ways to hydrate our body. How to hydrate is something we need to think about every single day.
The best guideline to follow is to drink half our body weight in ounces of water every single day. That means if you weigh 100 pounds, then you need to drink 50 ounces of water per day. Being hydrated is one of the first ways we can protect ourselves from colds, viruses and illness.
The nose is the first line of defense against pathogens. If it is dry because our body is dehydrated, then the nose cannot fight pathogens. It needs to be moist in order to stop the pathogen from entering our body.
Drinking tea is a great way to make sure the body is hydrated. Not only because of the water content but because of the added health benefits. Tea health benefits include:
The ability to fight illness and disease with high antioxidant levels
Reduce inflammation in the body from polyphenol content
Improving insulin levels
Boosting memory and attention span from L-theanine levels
With so many great health benefits, why wouldn't you want to drink more tea? (Source: MindBodyGreen)
Drinking herbal tea is one way to proactively manage your health. But with a ton of information available on foods for healthy eating, what to do as a boost for immune system and how to live a healthy lifestyle, it can be confusing and frustrating!
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WHY IS YOGI TEA THE MOST AMAZING TEA?
Yogi tea is an amazing brand! You might think I work for the company but I don't. I just really love the brand and what it stands for! Yogi tea focuses its products on the basics of Ayurveda. If you haven't heard of Ayurveda before, it is an ancient philosophy that identifies within each of us our core tendencies.
Based on our core tendencies, Ayurveda gives guidelines on how to take care of our bodies with food, movement and self-care. It is a pretty amazing system that I am just starting to study and apply to my healthcare. So far, my results have been amazing.
Yogi tea is very focused on using quality ingredients which you can taste immediately! Yogi tea is committed to doing their part for the community. Their guiding principal is Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good. Learn more about the company by clicking here.
SUN TEA RECIPE
I know there are a lot of purists out there who make their own tea combinations. While I don't have time to make tea by combining specific spices, I will make sun tea. Wondering how to make sun tea? It is so easy.
Fill a pitcher with clean water. Any glass pitcher will do. Since the tea will steep in the sun, avoid plastic pitchers which can leak chemicals into the tea. There are even sun tea pitchers you can buy! Click here to see an assortment on amazon.
Take 4 to 8 of your favorite tea bags (same flavor or mix and match) and dunk them in the water.
If the tea bag has a string, keep it on. Cover the pitcher with saran wrap or a silicone stretch lid and place it in a sunny spot outside. The number of tea bags you use depends on how strong of a flavor you want.
Leave it outside for at least 4 to 5 hours. The sun will brew the tea in the pitcher! When it is done, take out the tea bags and store the tea in the refrigerator. Now you have a healthy, cold drink made without preservatives or shelf stabilizing ingredients.
I did not recommend putting a sweetener in the tea. If you need to, use raw honey or maple syrup. Another great idea is to add fruit such as orange slices or blueberries. Adding fruit adds sweetness without adding calories or sugar.
Some ideas for sun tea combinations:
Digestive Health: Thyme tea, Lemon Balm tea and Fennel tea
Increased Energy: Green tea, Ginger tea and Cinnamon tea
Boost Immunity: Ginger tea, Turmeric tea and Galangal tea
Sleep Well: Chamomile tea, Lavender tea and Holy Basil tea
When creating combinations, use 9 tea bags for the sun tea pitcher. It will evenly distribute the flavors.
MY FAVORITE YOGI TEAS
I drink Chai Rooibos tea two ways during the week. First, after I'm finished working out. Second, on a day off from working out, after I finish a self care routine and eat breakfast.
Yogi Chai Rooibos tea contains cardamom, cinnamon and cloves which are both warming spices that are great for the digestive system, provide antioxidants and helps kill bad bacteria. Drinking chai tea after working out prepares the digestive tract for food. Drinking chai tea after eating supports good digestion.
Looking for an afternoon kick? Yogi Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life is perfect! I usually have an energy slump at 3:00 PM. This tea definitely gets me through the rest of the day.
It contains Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract with Ginseng and Eleuthero Extracts to support stamina. And boy does it smell good! If I make it around other people, they always comment on how good it smells. Not only will this tea give you a nice pick-me-up, it is great for metabolism support.
Green tea has been studied for its benefits in weight management. In one study in 60 obese individuals, those taking green tea extract lost 7.3 more pounds and burned 183 more calories per day after three months than those not taking the extract. (Source: Healthline)
Yogi Lemon Ginger tea helps support gut health. Why is gut health important? Because 70% of our immune system is in the gut. Plus, 90% of serotonin (our happy hormone) is produced in the gut. If the gut is unhealthy or sluggish, so is the rest of our body.
I've really noticed a difference with my digestion when drinking this tea. It contains all kinds of healing ingredients: ginger (duh), lemongrass, licorice root, peppermint leaf and black pepper. I sip this tea slowly because it has a very strong flavor.
I hope you enjoyed learning about the health benefits of tea, how to make sun tea and why Yogi tea is the most amazing tea. Drinking herbal teas is just one way you can proactively manage your health. A day without tea is a wasted day!
Do you think you will start drinking more tea? Let me know by leaving a comment below.